Prince Harry and Meghan are not spending the most wonderful time of the year with the rest of the royal family this Christmas, Entertainment Tonight reports. Instead, the couple and their son Archie celebrate the holiday with the mother of the Duchess – Doria Ragland.
The royals have been distributing Yuletide over the past two years with the rest of Harry’s family in Sandringham House of Queen Elizabeth II. Every vacation, the family walks from the mansion to the nearby St. Mary Magdalene Church while greeting fans gathering along the way.
In addition to the annual walk, the British princes usually exchange small gifts on Christmas Eve, a practice that is popular with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The queen usually frowns with extravagant gifts and many of the gifts are novelties.
The decision is in line with the precedent that other royal family members have set in the past and even has the full support of the queen, a spokesperson for the palace told ET.
It is not yet known where the duke and duchess of Sussex will spend the holidays. Ragland could travel to the United Kingdom or the young family could go to the United States.
“Although we understand that the plan is to spend Thanksgiving in the US, we don’t know when the couple will return and there is some speculation that they can extend this trip and also stay in the United States for Christmas,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET. “They can choose to take a magazine from William and Kate’s book and spend a year in the UK with Harry’s family and the next year in the US with Doria. I think there is every chance that they Spend Christmas in America. “